The Cameroonian Minister of Economy, Louis Paul Motaze (pictured), and Hanson Njiforti, national director of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in Cameroon, signed a partnership agreement on 7 November. Yaounde. It is within the framework of the program of development and integrated development of the mining loop of Dja (Padi-Dja) where are planned mining projects (iron of Mbalam, nickel-cobalt of Lomié, iron of Nkout, Nabeba …) in the border of Congo.
Louis Paul Motaze explained that the Padi-Dja is a space with sensitive ecology in which are located several protected areas classified among the most important of Cameroon, as regards the biological diversity. These include the Dja Wildlife and Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Boumbabek-Nki National Parks and the Ngoyla-Mintom Forest. These protected areas are part of the trans-boundary conservation complex called “Tridom”, created in Brazzaville in 2005 by Cameroon, Congo and Gabon.
The signing of the convention will give Cameroon the opportunity to benefit from the engineering of the World Wildlife Fund, in order to develop Padi-Dja’s activities while limiting the negative impacts on the environment and biodiversity. Said the Minister in charge of the Economy.